Incident Summary:

08/13/2014: Assailants attacked civilian homes with machetes and firearms near Bili village, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least four people, including three civilians and one member of a militia, were killed and two others were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201408130017

When:
2014-08-13

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orientale

City:
Near Bili

Location Details:
The incident occurred 10 kilometers from the village.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A machete was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"SOCAFRICA: Central Africa Incident Tracker: 12 – 18 August 2014," SOCAFRICA, August 12, 2014."